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19th August 2018

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Notices for Sunday 19th August

8.15am GOOD MORNING SUNDAY: On a busy Sunday, start the day with God and be fed and ready to go by 9:15! Breakfast from 8.15 am, the Sunday papers, conversation, prayer and reflection. 

11am ALL AGE MORNING WORSHIP: Our service this morning is led by    Barbara and Robyn continues our sermon series ’The Life of the Prophet – Elijah and  Elisha’ with ‘The feeding of the 100’. Luke 9:10-17 and 2 Kings 4:38-44.

Our next LUNCHCLUB takes place on Friday 7th September at 12noon.

SERVICE LEADING TEAM are meeting next on Monday 10th September 7.30pm at The Vicarage.

THE BUILDING MANAGEMENT TEAM are due to meet on Monday 17th    September 7.30pm at the home of Tony & Gill.

The EVANGELISM TEAM will meet on Monday 17th September 7.45pm at the home of Terry & Jan.

ST JOHN’S PCC meets next on Monday 24th September 7.30pm in church.

A CONCERT BY ST MICHAEL’S CHOIR takes place on Sunday 7th October at 3.30pm.  Programme including Danny Boy, Can you feel the love tonight, I have a dream, food Glorious Food and much more.  Admission is free.

FREE TO BE – AN EVENT FOR CHRISTIAN WOMEN takes place on Tuesday 9th October 7.30pm at Swan Bank Church, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 2AA.  Tickets are £4 available from 029 2081 0800 or cff.org.uk/freetobe.  See poster for details.

“We All Have A Story” – A day for Men organised by New Wine.  Saturday 13th October 9.15am – 4pm at Liverpool Cathedral.  Speakers include Carl Beech, Steve Legg, Bill Bygroves, Phil Emmerson and Jennifer Rees Larcombe.  A group of us are intending to go. Men’s breakfast at the White House will still run on that day.  If you are interested in going to Liverpool please let Matthew or    Lesley know.  The cost is £17.00 if booked before 9th September.  For more   details see https://www.new-wine.org/events/new-wine-mens-day-liverpool

DOGS WITHOUT COLLARS are at Dawley Town Hall on Friday 19th October 7.30pm. They are a band of five (real) vicars who got together in 2005 to enjoy playing rock music. Over the next decade, they performed over 70 concerts in the south of England, raising over £50,000 for churches and charities with positive reviews and mentions in various local and national media. Nowadays they play a couple of concerts a year … and in October they will be visiting Telford (the home of guitarist Tim Storey). A mixture of sit’n’listen and up’n’boogie, their sets are a collection of favourites from the 50s to the 90s (which often matches their audience). Every penny of ticket sales will go to the Great Dawley Breakfast Club so that kids in the area can have a good start to the day. Go along, have a giggle and get up and dance!  To book go to www.eventbrite.co.uk

Dates for your Diary: 10th November – Remembrance Concert and other       musical pieces by the Jackfield Band at the Memorial Hall, Lilleshall. 16th  December – Christmas Concert by the Gallery Singers at St Michael’s.

Tuesday 21st August 8.30-9am Morning Prayer at St John’s

Thursday 23rd August 7.30-8am Early Morning Prayers at St Michael’s

A MEN’S BREAKFAST takes place on the second Saturday of each month 8.30am at The Whitehouse Hotel in Muxton.  Please let Charlie, David Pierce or Lesley know you are coming.

PRAYERS FOR CAP Debt Centre takes place monthly on the 3rd Tuesday 4.30-5pm at St John’s in the Acorn Room.

DO YOU LIKE WALKING FOR PLEASURE? We meet at St John’s every Wednesday at 10am for a gentle walk of around an hour.  All are welcome.  More details from Jane Preston or Jo Lefroy.

FORGET ME NOT FILMS: Do you like watching old musicals while enjoying a cup of tea and a slice of cake?  If so, join us at St John’s usually on the 4th Thursday of each month from 9.30am – 12noon.   No film in August

PATHFINDERS: School Years R-Y6. Meets every Thursday at 5pm during term time at St Michael’s. Tea served at 5.05pm.  Come and join the fun £2 per  session includes food. Email to help with catering.  

BLAZE: A mid week 11’s-14’s group. It takes place between 6.30-7:30pm on Wednesdays at St Michael’s Church during term time. Contact the office for further details.

SUB:ZERO – cafe style youth club for School years 7+ at St John’s 4-6pm on Friday’s during term time.

FUSION: (14 – 18 year olds) will meet weekly at St John’s. The meeting time is Sunday evenings 7.15 – 8.30pm during term time. We meet for Bible study, prayer and discussion. Call the office for info.

The TELFORD FOOD BANK has a new address, they are now located at 78-83 Severn Walk Sutton Hill TF7 4AS (Previously Leegomery). 01952 586646.

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THIS WEEK

Sidesperson:  Mike & Sheila                                                          Coffee:  Jane P

AV: Dan                                                                       Chairs:  Simon H + Helpers

NEXT WEEK

Sidesperson:  Di B                  Communion: Gill S & Simon T                   AV: Simon

Coffee: Martie & Lisa                                                Chairs: Andrew H + Helpers

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR:

Monday and Friday 9-4pm and Tuesday 8.30am-12.30 and 2-4pm 

Email:  admin@stjohnsmuxton.org.uk   Web: www.stjohnsmuxton.org.uk

    MATTHEW’S DAY OFF is usually FRIDAY  Email: matthew.lefroy@tiscali.co.uk

 Luke 9:10-17 

10 When the apostles returned, they reported to Jesus what they had done. Then he took them with him and they withdrew by themselves to a town called Bethsaida, 11 but the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing.

12 Late in the afternoon the Twelve came to him and said, ‘Send the crowd away so they can go to the surrounding villages and countryside and find food and lodging, because we are in a remote place here.’

13 He replied, ‘You give them something to eat.’

They answered, ‘We have only five loaves of bread and two fish – unless we go and buy food for all this crowd.’ 14 (About five thousand men were there.)

But he said to his disciples, ‘Make them sit down in groups of about fifty each.’ 15 The disciples did so, and everyone sat down. 16 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to distribute to the people. 17 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.

2 Kings 4:38-44 

38 Elisha returned to Gilgal and there was a famine in that region. While the company of the prophets was meeting with him, he said to his servant, ‘Put on the large pot and cook some stew for these prophets.’

39 One of them went out into the fields to gather herbs and found a wild gourd plant and picked as many of its gourds as his garment could hold. When he returned, he cut them up into the pot of stew, though no one knew what they were. 40 The stew was poured out for the men, but as they began to eat it, they cried out, ‘Man of God, there is death in the pot!’ And they could not eat it.

41 Elisha said, ‘Get some flour.’ He put it into the pot and said, ‘Serve it to the people to eat.’ And there was nothing harmful in the pot.

42 A man came from Baal Shalishah, bringing the man of God twenty loaves of barley bread baked from the first ripe corn, along with some ears of new corn. ‘Give it to the people to eat,’ Elisha said.

43 ‘How can I set this before a hundred men?’ his servant asked.

But Elisha answered, ‘Give it to the people to eat. For this is what the Lord says: “They will eat and have some left over.”’ 44 Then he set it before them, and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the Lord.